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Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

Department: Adjunct Professor, Work and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-5902, mrowe@mit.edu

Expertise: Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Corporate accountability; Discrimination; Dispute resolution; Dispute resolution; Diversity; Employment relations; Ethics; Family issues; Flextime; Gender issues; Gender issues; Harassment; Hostile work environment; Human rights; Intellectual property; Managing diversity; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Risk management; Sexual harassment; Women in business; Work / family issues; Work-life balance

Can Uber evolve – quickly? – Court Chilton

From Entrepreneur I’m a huge fan of Uber and use its services all the time. Still, I can’t deny it’s been a tough couple of weeks for Uber. A blog post by a woman employee who credibly seems to be claiming sexual harassment and retaliation for making those claims was widely covered in the media. Days later, a video that showed the CEO arguing vehemently with an Uber driver about rates went viral. Plus, revelations about “grey-balling” — preventing certain people from accessing the Uber system — put the company in an unfavorable light with a number of different stakeholders. In the aftermath of these news items, Uber has taken some swift action. A board member, Arianna Huffington, flew in for listening meetings and the company hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment. And, the company announced it was searching a for chief operating … Read More » The post Can Uber evolve – quickly? – Court Chilton appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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